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Review: could Black cohosh cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Black cohosh, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 212 people who have side effects while taking Black cohosh from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Black cohosh

Black cohosh (latest outcomes from 264 users) has active ingredients of black cohosh. It is often used in menopause, menopausal symptoms. Commonly reported side effects of Black cohosh include fatigue, pain, nausea, breathing difficulty, pain relief by acupuncture.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,385 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 214 people reported to have side effects when taking Black cohosh. Among them, 26 people (12.15%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 504,645 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Black cohosh reports

Time on Black cohosh when people have Constipation * :

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Age of people who have Constipation when taking Black cohosh * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%55.56%22.22%22.22%

Severity of Constipation when taking Black cohosh ** :

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How people recovered from Constipation ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (19 people, 73.08%)
  2. Bone pain (19 people, 73.08%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 73.08%)
  4. Metastases to bone (19 people, 73.08%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (19 people, 73.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (21 people, 80.77%)
  2. Potassium chloride (20 people, 76.92%)
  3. Promethazine (20 people, 76.92%)
  4. Wellbutrin (20 people, 76.92%)
  5. Neurontin (19 people, 73.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • has IBS - with diarrhea and constipation with severe stomach pains

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  • I have stopped using this drug as it has cause me a lot of problems as stated above and the Pharmaceutical drug company knew about my effects they just don't care or they would make better drugs with less side effects idiot scientist.

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